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Taoist Ways to Transform Stress into Vitality: The Inner Smile * Six Healing Sounds Paperback – December 15, 1989


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Healing Tao Center (December 15, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0935621008
  • ISBN-13: 978-0935621006
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book flows through the seasons with a particular organ, sound, color, feeling for each season.
Birchleaf Designs
Working with this sixth sound will deeply relax you and if you suffer from insomnia, it may also help you to fall asleep.
Laura De Giorgio
The techniques the author outlines are simple and very clearly explained, yet they are extraordinarily powerful.
Michael P. McGarry

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Laura De Giorgio on October 29, 2004
Format: Paperback
This book guides you through few basic, simple and effective Taoist practices for transforming negative energy into positive; removing the the obstacles in your energy field. More advanced practice of transmutation of negative energy is covered in the book Fusion of the Five Elements, however before you'd work with that one, you'd have to learn Microcosmic Orbit first.

The first practice is called "inner smile". In essence this involves focusing upon the smiling, happy, energy and directing it to different parts of your body. As you relax your mind, emotions and body into this smiling energy, any stress and tension you may feel is bound to be released.

The next set of practices covered in this book are six healing sounds. In Taoist tradition, specific emotions are associated with different organs in your body and so are different sounds which help to clear any energetic obstacles in these organs. Sounds, and accompaning movements are designed to clear and balance the energy of the particular organ. Working with healing sounds also involves focusing upon the imagery (in the simplest form a color) associated with the particular organ.

Five healing sounds are associated with organs in the body - heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and spleen. Sixty healing sound is associated not with the organ, but with the triple warmed meridian. Working with this sixth sound will deeply relax you and if you suffer from insomnia, it may also help you to fall asleep.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Steven Savage on December 29, 2001
Format: Paperback
If you're not acquainted with Chinese techniques of meditation and soforth, this book may seem a bit odd - you'll read of things of moving energy into your Liver, the macrocosmic orbit, and healing sounds. However, there's a reason that Chinese traditions have survived so long - they work.
This is a wonderfully no-silliness, no-fluff, practacal guide to some Taoist meditations that I've found work quite well. They may seem strange to western eyes, but if you give them a chance, I think you'll be pleased with the results.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By fborrero@latin1.net on December 20, 1998
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This book changed and saved my life. Master Chia describes in a clear, step by step and easy to follow language and explanatories pictures and diagrams, the organ balancing and detox exercises (from a holistic or mind-body perspective), you will found visualization and respiratory techniques based on the principles of the Traditional Chinese Medicine. You can use this effective and safe exercises as a every day routine. This book helped me to recover from a blood disease called Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, to get rid of medications (corticosteroids with a lot of severe side effects) and avoid surgery . I want to thank Master Chia for share with us this valuable knowledge.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 3, 2000
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This is a good book with some useful techniques for destressing, and increasing your vitality. I especially like the Smile Meditation, explained step by step. After you do it, you'll feel really light and peaceful. The six healing sound is also good practice. I use to frequently to expell heat from my heart during summer, and it works. This exercise will automatically make u take fuller breaths, there by increasing your vitality. Try one of those Taoist Energizing Breath and you'll immediately feel the difference in vitality and energy!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 26, 1996
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This book will allow readers to easily understand and implement
Taoist health practices which will provide much needed stress relief.
A primer on Toist meditation, this is a great book for Westerners to start with.
As with all of Master Chia's works, this book presents rare information
in a concise and very understandable format.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Michael P. McGarry on August 24, 2003
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This is a wonderful introduction to traditional Chinese medicine. The reader need have no previous experience with the subject, only an open mind. The techniques the author outlines are simple and very clearly explained, yet they are extraordinarily powerful. He obviously has tremendous experience in the field, and yet he has no trouble conveying what is important in a very practical way. I would recommend this book for anyone who is suffering from stress and/or anyone who feels not "in synch" with their body.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Vidar on June 10, 2002
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I have reviewed three books by Mantak Chia:
* Awaken Healing Energy Through the Tao.
* Taoist Secrets of Love.
* Taoist Ways to Transform Stress into Vitality.
Only the first of these safely describes the central MICROCOSMIC ORBIT, stating that the energy must be collected at the navel after exercising. Read that book!
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